Close up image of doctor injecting to varicose veins on women's leg

For those experiencing varicose veins, Sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy are two treatment options which we offer at Vein Care. Both are highly beneficial for certain types of vein abnormalities.


What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy (also known as direct vision sclerotherapy) is an effective treatment option for small reticular and spider veins. The procedure is brief and relatively simple.

The Procedure

Sclerotherapy treatment requires no anaesthetic, making it easy for you to recover from the surgery. A detergent solution is injected via micro-needle directly into the affected vein, causing the vein wall to collapse. The immune/healing system responds naturally – the collapsed vein is dissolved and absorbed.

Total treatment time is approximately 30 minutes. Depending on severity, multiple treatments per site may be required for best results.

Adverse Reactions

Minor discomfort at the injection site is the most common adverse reaction and can be minimised by local pressure.


Sclerotherapy offers tremendous advantages for the treatment of small reticular and spider veins. It is very fast, easy on the patient, and typically provides very noticeable results in just a few weeks. It also leverages the body’s natural healing ability to remove unsightly veins and restore a youthful and appealing look.


What is Microsclerotherapy?

Microsclerotherapy is the one of the most effective treatment for tiny spider veins. The procedure is otherwise identical to traditional sclerotherapy as it offers the same benefits, and the two treatment terms are typically used interchangeably.

Vein Care has already helped thousands of patients across Melbourne. There is no need to suffer from diseased or unsightly veins when sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy are readily available treatment options. Our team of experienced health care professionals help change lives for the better every day and we can help you!


Book an Appointment Today

To learn more about treatment of small reticular or spider veins or to make an appointment for a consultation, please call our helpful patient service staff at Vein Care on 1300 730 100 or contact us online.

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